Samuro, The Blademaster was one of WarCraft 3‘s most popular Hero units.

The latest hero to be announced for Blizzard’s hero brawler:Heroes of The Storm is one that we’ve been pretty much expecting from the beginning. Samuro, The Blademaster was one of WarCraft 3‘s most popular hero units, and now he is finally heading to the nexus.

Samuro is the last remaining Blademaster to wear the burning blade banner, making him a pretty important character in Warcraft lore. You can check out his cinematic introduction trailer to the right, and his official hero page to find out about his abilities. WarCraft 3 fans will be excited to know that his abilities are more or less exactly the same as they were in WC3.

Here’s a quick summary:

  • Trait
    Advancing Strike
    Basic Attacks against enemy Heroes increase your Movement Speed by 25% for 2 seconds.
  • Mirror Image (Q)
    Create 2 Mirror Images that deal 30% of your damage and have 50% of your current Health. Images last up to 18 seconds, and only 2 can be active at once.
  • Critical Strike (W)
    Your next Basic Attack within 10 seconds will be a Critical Strike, dealing 50% increased damage. This also applies to Mirror Images and does not break Wind Walk.
    Passive: You and your Mirror Images deal a Critical Strike every 4th Basic Attack.
  • Wind Walk (E)
    Enter Stealth for up to 8 seconds or until you attack, use an Ability, or take damage. While Stealthed, your Movement Speed is increased by 25% and you can pass through other units.
    Damage taken during the first 1 second will not break Wind Walk.
  • Bladestorm (R)
    Become an unstoppable whirlwind, dealing moderate damage to nearby enemies every second for 4 seconds.
  • Illusion Master (R)
    Switch places with the target Mirror Image.
    Passive: You can control Mirror Images separately or as a group, and they deal an additional 15% of your damage.

We don’t have a time frame for when Samuro will be released, but keep an eye out for him on the PTR next week.

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